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This might help reduce child poverty. Build a series of small clinics in poorer urban areas that offer a cash bonus is you come in to get a reversible vasectomy or tubular.
This would help prevent unwanted pregnancies in those with addiction issues as the money would be appealing, and for those who
are young and broke and who do not take purchasing of other forms of birth control a priority. Cash incentives are used to fuel blood bank an sperm bank drives, so this would not be a far fetched. Social spin offs would also include an ease on the welfare and health care systems, as well as family services ect.
Halfbakery: Pregnancy reduction program
Previous discussion of the "free reversible sterilization" program, this time with teenagers, not poor. [jutta, Mar 25 2007]
Chhattisgarh, India, 2005 and earlier
Rs. 200-250, depending on gender. [jutta, Mar 25 2007]
Wikipedia: Project Prevention (formerly CRACK)
Drug addicts and alcoholics, $300 [jutta, Mar 25 2007]
[normzone, Mar 20 2008]
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||Welcome, [Honey]. Those links down
there are from the creator of the place,
[jutta]. They demonstrate that (1) this
concept has been discussed before on
the halfbakery, and (2) some real life
policymakers actually put it into
practice, which we call "baked". Either
quality means that this idea is [marked-
||Strike 1. But the cool thing is that you
have unlimited at-bats. If you have one
good idea you will have more. Read the
file, delete this idea before any
snarkiness accrues, and try something
||good idea, but you got tied up in the semantics of the site
||//Build a series of small clinics in poorer urban areas that offer a cash bonus is you come in to get a reversible vasectomy // This used to happen in India - a free vasectomy and a transistor radio.
||So basically, this is a way to stop poor people from breeding too much...? Umm [-]
||On a less disturbed note, keep in mind also that almost every industrialized nation is losing population, and needs more kids, not less. America is only growing due to immigration.
||Good point. Which country has the most human biomass?
||I think I know where the population is
||This is a good idea. Too many of the
wrong people are having children way
||I think that once a child is concieved
they deserve to live, but no one
deserves a life riddled with poverety,
addiction, and a generally poor
||That and I don't deserve to have to pay
25% of everything I make to have to
support these families. I am by no
means saying that they should starve
but I definately think that you should
only be allotted so much welfare for
||And furthermore I believe it should be
somewhat of a government loan where
once you get a job the gov. controls
your money for a time, issuing things
like the bridge card so you are less
likely to by drugs/alcohol, and take a
little out of each paycheck to pay back
what you have taken from society.
||Why is it that I work to pay for those
who don't want to help themselves?
||Not that all on welfare are milking the
system but lets be real. It is too easy.
||//Why is it that I work to pay for those
who don't want to help themselves? //
||Yo Twinkletroll. I agree completely,
dearie. If you live in the UK, can you
send me a cheque, please?
||You see, I earn (very probably) way
more than you do, which means I pay
way more in taxes, which means I'm
subsidising your roads, your health care
and (if you weren't vasectomized in
time) your children's schools.
||If you let me know what you've earned
over the last few years, I'll work out how
much you owe me.
||Ooh, an opportunity for snarkiness...
||I had my tubes clipped early, and plan to remain CBC (Childless By Choice). Can I get a retroactive rebate of some kind? Cash would be nice.